Tuesday, March 30, 2010
I apologize in advance if it takes me a while to get recent trades posted (much to Thorzul's delight) as I will have to re-scan numerous cards in order to do justice to the generosity of fellow bloggers.
Thanks to Night Owl and Mr. Scott, both of whom I recently received cards from; I'll make sure to share what you sent me as soon as I can. Sorry again for the inconvenience, I know my reader(s) will be crushed. Hopefully I be back soon.
Until then...release the kraken!
Sunday, March 28, 2010
He busted a great box of Heroes that also contained a Tim Lincecum patch and Roger Clemens YSL, and was generous enough to part with the Hernandez for about 30 Ripkens to add to his amazing Ripken library.
This is my second Felix autograph (he's got an amazing signature doesn't he?) and fifth jersey card, but the first card I have of the Mariners' young ace with both. I have extremely high hopes for Hernandez in 2010 (a Cy Young isn't out of the question).
He's got a ton of great cards to trade, so if you've got some Ripkens that he doesn't have on his Zistle page, let him know.
You could walk away with a gem like this!
Thursday, March 25, 2010
2009 Allen and Ginter: 305 and 343 (so close...this would be the first set I ever put together by hand. I have about 100,000 doubles to trade if anyone needs help with the set)
2007 UD Masterpieces: 4, 11, 22, 24, 26, 28, 30, 34, 35, 37, 39, 42, 46, 52, 59, 60, 65, 68, 78, 82 (I got two hobby boxes of this and still need 20 cards...ouch)
2008 UD Masterpieces: 1, 15, 24, 29, 38, 65 + SP's 92, 93, 94, 95, 96, 99, 101-106, 108, 112, 113, 117-120 (I'm more concerned about the base set, but the SP's would be nice)
Let me know if you have any of these cards and I would be happy to work out a trade with you. Thanks for stopping by!
Come on Opening Day!
Tuesday, March 23, 2010
I know that not everyone who reads this blog collects football cards (and that's okay), but if you do, you'd have to be crazy to pass up the chance to buy one of these blasters. The base cards are well designed and shiny, there's at least one rookie card per pack and you've got a great chance to walk away with an autograph or patch card from a diverse and talented group of players (Dan Marino, Adrian Peterson, Dwayne Bowe, etc.) I'm not saying you need to rush out and buy one, but if you find yourself at Target sometime soon, why not try something new and exciting rather than another ho-hum blaster of Heritage? Just my two cents...
Sunday, March 21, 2010
Garrett Atkins Captured on Canvas Jersey: Well the good news is that it's not another white jersey swatch. The bad news is that it's Garrett Atkins. At least it's a well designed card.
Matt Kemp Stroke of Genius Autograph: Cool! These on-card autos are simply stunning and I was thrilled to pull one of an up-and-coming star like Matt "I am actually dating Rihanna" Kemp. I don't think I want to trade this, but if I do, you've got first dibs Night Owl. My 2007 Masterpieces box yielded a Ryan Zimmerman auto, so I've definitely done well with autographs from these sets. This card really saved the box from being an utter disaster.
I also got a few more SP's towards the base set, though I will probably need help completing it (look for a needs list sometime in the future). If you haven't busted a box of 2008 Masterpieces...what are you waiting for?! Check the weekend special on Blowout Cards, you can usually get this box for just over $30.
Thursday, March 18, 2010
With the acquisition of a fielding glove, I am nearing completion of the National Griff-ography (every piece of Griffey memorabilia every produced). The main target moving forward will be his 2000 UD Ovation Game-Used Shoe Card limited to 400 copies. If anyone finds this card, I would be willing to pay handsomely for it. Thanks for stopping by and enjoy your weekends!
Wednesday, March 17, 2010
2009 Topps Platinum Percy Harvin RC Auto Patch #248/300: Seriously, if you like football cards at all and love pulling great hits out of blasters, do yourself a favor and grab some Topps Platinum. This beautiful card features a 3-color patch and nearly illegible auto of one of football's top rookies. I'm holding onto this one for a while.
So there you have it, some great cards on a great birthday. Coming up soon: two more box breaks. Stay tuned!
Friday, March 12, 2010
2006 Topps Finest Felix Hernandez Blue X-Fractor #140/150: Me gusta mucho! This card comes from one of my favorite sets of Finest and features the 2010 AL Cy Young Award Winner. The blue really works well with the Mariners' uniform.
Thanks for the great cards Chris and good luck to the Blue Devils!
Thursday, March 11, 2010
Tuesday, March 9, 2010
2000 Bowman Chrome Rick Ankiel: Looking at Ankiel's stats on the back it's pretty evident that he was destined to be one of the best pitchers in all of baseball before the inexplicable wildness took over. His story never seizes to amaze me...who is going to play the role of Rick Ankiel when the movie gets made? Paul Walker? Matt Damon? Kevin Costner? I think we all know it's going to be Robert Redford.
2009 UD Sweet Spot Ken Griffey Jr: A sharp looking card of my favorite player but another unfortunate reminder that UD is done in baseball for the foreseeable future. I don't know about you, but I was pretty crushed by the news of the settlement.
2009 Choice Teddy Dziuba: Easily my favorite card of the trade, Teddy was a former Mets farmhand and was kind enough to personalize this card for me. Very, very cool. You can never go wrong with flattery in my book. A really unique addition to my collection.
Thanks for the great cards Teddy; they made the sting of leaving Hawaii a little less painful. I'll keep my eyes open for more Mets prospects and NY Giants in the future.
Last night on the beach.
Tuesday, March 2, 2010
I'll make sure to soak up some sun for those of you still buried in snow back east, and hopefully I can grab a few packs in Hawaii (just to say I did) and post the results when I get back.